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Philippines 04/08/2021

Global giant plans to expand business in the Philippines

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With in particular the extension of cultivated areas, a new packaging site, new products and the production of biofuel from agricultural waste.
 
In an interview with BusinessWorld media outlet, Christian Wiegele, global president of Dole Sunshine, said the company plans to expand its business in the Philippines.
 
Without disclosing specific figures, Christian Wiegele spoke of increasing the area of ​​agricultural production in the country. For pineapples and for other products that the company has selected. Stressing that the majority of the company's overall production comes from the Philippines, especially for bananas and pineapples for export to other countries.
 
Other investments mentioned include the next new packaging site in northern Mindanao, the production of biofuel from waste bananas and pineapples, artificial intelligence and drones, and employee training. As well as the cultivation of other fruits such as papaya and avocado.
 
 
Dole, according to Mr. Wiegele, cultivates his produce on more than 30,000 hectares of farmland located in the Davao, General Santos City, Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro areas of Mindanao, and a small farm in Luzon. The main export markets for fresh Dole products grown in the Philippines are Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
 
 
source : bworldonline.com
 
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Significant investments planned by Dole with in particular the extension of cultivated areas in the Philippines (Photo: facebook / DoleSunshine).
   
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